Housing to meet local need

For as long as people struggle to find the home they can afford I’ll continue to press developers and planners to get quality homes built and empty buildings refurbished.


West Cornwall Celebrates the Great Get Together

Today sees the start of the third Great Get Together celebration which is inspired by the memory of former Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox, who was tragically killed on 16 June 2016.

There are a number of events planned to celebrate all that unite us including:


Derek's call for extra bank holiday falls on 'tin ears'

A CALL by West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas for an extra Bank Holiday next year to help those adversely affected by a shift to the early May date to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day has fallen on ‘tin ears’.

Derek pushes for better policing

A common sore point I hear about from my constituents is the lack of police on the street and the dire state of police funding. This is particularly bad in smaller towns and villages, where many feel crime is not dealt with effectively and there is a real lack of faith in the system.

MPs Column

Last September Town and Parish Council Clerks and I joined forces to host a conference to reflect the increasing role these hands-on councils have. We discussed improving communication, policing, and plastic free initiatives etc.